Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
A heat advisory is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. today for all of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky as dangerously hot conditions continue to sear the region.
The mercury will skyrocket to 88 degrees by noon and 94 by 5 p.m.
What concerns meteorologists and health officials is the heat index, which could hit a blistering 102 degrees.
That puts the public at risk for heat stroke, heat exhaustion or other heat-related illnesses.
Particularly of concern are the elderly, small children and anyone who spends a long period of time outdoors or who engages in strenuous outdoor activity.
Take extra precautions by rescheduling outdoor events to early morning or evening. Wear light, loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.
Take frequent rest breaks in the shade or air conditioning.
Anyone overcome by heat should be immediately moved to a cool, shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, so do not hesitate to call 911.
We will stay in the oven over the next few days with more daytime highs in the 90s and heat indexes at or around 100 degrees before cooler, more seasonal temperatures in the 80s arrive early next week.